My AB.1 Black's came in today (thanks RW)
I was skeptical they would fit, since im an 8.5 in xsjado and these are 8's, but they fit like a glove right out of the box.
My last 2 pairs of skates were Xsjados and just wanted to try something new.
After a session today i can say that i have never felt more confident in a pair of skates. So much support, perfect flex, and just feel solid. Xsjados are amazing, dont get me wrong, but i started getting frustrated with the fact that they felt floppy (even when brand new).
Unreal fast souls (only skated park) and royale was perfect. Not to mention, torques feel sooo good. Also, with the raised heel, i was able to pump so much better.
Idk, just thought id share my first impression coming from Xsjado to Valo. Still love Xsjados, no complaints (ok a few), but i dont think i will skate anything other than Valo for the rest of the time i skate